Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon On the 25th and 26th depending on your time zone, we celebrate a Full Moon: time for harvesting, embodying, invoking, and making magic. Build an altar to the past to honor it all, then say goodbye. Or build an altar to the present you, to celebrate your tender resilience. […]

Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later

It’s Pride Month and nearly a year has passed since my essay, “How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility,” was first published here on Haute Macabre. So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on that particular piece of writing which, to my surprise and subsequent joy, ended up helping more people than myself […]

The Lovers

Releasing today at 3PM EST, BloodMilk jewels offers The Lovers Collection. The capsule collection will include four variants: The Lovers Ring and The Others, both available with onyx, moonstone and labradorite options in sterling silver or 14k rose gold, and the Lovers Band and the Lovers Nesting Band. The bands stack beautifully together, and the […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

Postcards From The Void: The Art of Alex Eckman-Lawn

Initially I was torn, truly torn, when examining the painstaking collage work of Alex Eckman-Lawn. Deep, dense, and full of doom and gloom and dark details, these surreal, lonely portraits on one hand, called forth a sickening dread in the pit of my stomach and give my heart a little lurch  But on the other, and at […]

Ryk: Hogan McLaughlin SS19

Hogan McLaughlin’s SS19 runway collection: Ryk. In Old Norse, Ryk means “dust or powder”, here Hogan explores the moon’s landscape and the glittering Ash that falls from its Fantasy Kingdoms.

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Here’s some occult art house mondo bizarro featuring Aanis Nin and Marjorie Cameron, dedicated to Aleister Crowley. “The film is derived from one of Aleister Crowley’s dramatic rituals where people in the cult assume the identity of a god or a goddess. I wanted to create a feeling of being carried into a world of […]

Perk Up Your Pumpkin Spice Latte With Turkey Merck Monster Mugs

For those who take their traditional autumn PSL with an extra squirt of pumpkin sauce and a generous shot of “OH DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT HIDEOUS THING?” be sure to check out the utterly terrifying (yet immensely practical!) creations of potter/sculptor Kevin “Turkey” Merck. Kevin has shared that these brilliantly detailed works are way […]

Waning Moon Sabat Sale in the Haute Macabre Shop

The Sabbat poster is currently on sale, celebrating the cycle of the Moon from light to dark. Customers within the USA may take advantage of free shipping of the print with code “Luna”. Our international friends may use code “Virgo” for 10% off the Sabbat poster. The Sabbat poster measures 18×24 inches, silk screened in […]

Needful Things: Summer 2018

Sarah Ghoulish Delights Scream Queen Elixir This is a magical combination of oils whose dank, weedy, maple syrup smell is a little off-putting at first, but which masterfully tames the savage beast that is my sensitive, easily inflamed skin. I use it before bedtime 3-4X a week, and my face feels so lovely when I […]

Aural Fixation: The Podcast Edition

Sarah I’m going to mention two podcasts I have previously written about, because quite frankly, they are the only two I listen to. I have a hard time with podcasts, especially when they are run by more than one person, and especially if those few people are friends. The recording generally devolves into in-jokes and […]

Stacked August 2018

Sarah The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor Herman. This was our inaugural selection for a group that a friend and I started over on Good Reads, “Nonfiction For The Senses“– a “virtual book club to indulge in non-fiction books about all things relating to the […]

Post Mortem: August 2018

Stacked: July 2018 Haute Macabre Shop: BPAL and Sabbat Shirts New Sponsor: For Strange Women BloodMilk OOAK Live Sale + Moth “Ursa Minor”: Sara Grace Wallerstedt by Paolo Roversi In Dazed Autumn 2018 Nightmares On Vinyl: An Interview With Jonathan Dennison Of Cadabra Records The Starman Tarot Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon by Sarah […]

Dolls Kill Labor Day Sale!

I’m honestly starting to believe that Dolls Kill has some sort of alert set up so that they time their site wide sales with whenever I’m doing a No Buy Month, and Im forced to window shop until my credit card trigger finger starts spasming. Here’s my current wish list (and it’s a doozy): Wicked […]

Major Arcana: Witches in America

Celebrating the reclamation of the word “witch”,  Frances F. Denny photographed a diverse group of women around the country (including genderfluid and trans individuals) that identify as various incarnations of the archetype. Major Arcana explores the various ways the notion of witch-ness belongs to those who claim it, representing the witch as a self-sought identity that […]

Waning Moon Sabbat Sale in the Haute Macabre Shop

The Sabbat poster is currently on sale, celebrating the cycle of the Moon from light to dark. Customers within the USA may take advantage of free shipping of the print with code “Luna”. Our international friends may use code “Virgo” for 10% off the Sabbat poster. The Sabbat poster measures 18×24 inches, silk screened in […]